Welcome to the SPF Preschool Program!
The Scotch Plains - Fanwood Preschool Program provides a foundation of readiness skills for 3- and 4-year-old children. The preschool program is a tuition-based, regular education program with integrated classes that include some classified student participation. Enrollment is limited to Scotch Plains and Fanwood residents.
Preschool Placements for those applicants who were given a placement
went out June 4th. Please let us know by June 21 via phone or email if you plan to accept/decline your child's placement. Our office will contact you regarding a registration appointment. Appointments will continue into July. Please do not come to the Preschool Office without an appointment.
Please note that we now have a waitlist for Preschool.
Please contact the Preschool Office on
(908) 889-8600 x3302 prior to printing and sending
in an application. Any application received now
will be put in waitlist status.
Click here to download an application,
About Our Program
- Half-day sessions are held in the morning (8:35-11:20am) or afternoon (12:20-3:10pm).
- Classes meet 5 days per week following the district school calendar.
- Approximately 15 children comprise each class.
- Each class is supervised by a teacher certified in Early Childhood Education and is assisted by a full-time instructional aide.
- Children must be residents of Scotch Plains or Fanwood to participate.
- Children must be 3- or 4-years-old on or before October 1st of the school year for which they are enrolling.
- Our program utilizes Creative Curriculum for its proven results in promoting literacy, mathematics and critical-thinking skills.
- Applications are accepted until the program reaches capacity.
(908) 889-8600 ext. 3302
If you are concerned that your child is developing or learning differently, you can request an evaluation for preschool special education and related services. For more information, please call the Department of Special Services at (908) 889-0100.